Sep 18, 2007 10:55am
caution long post 9-18-87
I took dr. Flashback & Max's recommendation and gave it a good listen - and took notes this time:
Nice breathless Bobby on Hell in a bucket
Very nice tight start to Sugaree, Jerry's voice strikes me as a little scratchy but very passionate.
Good walkin Blues - nice slide guitar - Bobby still breathless, think I prefer Johnny Winter version of Walkin Blues
Love Candyman - Jerry's first Solo sounds like underwater bubbles - very neat effect. Voice is sounding pretty good throughout.
Sweet When I Paint My Masterpiece - I don't recall ever hearing this tune live, and have not listened to it much - did I hear something like a violin? Probably effect of keyboard. Bobby still sounding a little breathless (too much jogging).
Bird Song - another favorite - real nice clean beginning (very clear keyboard action) going into a seemingly (to me) pretty experimental middle jam (losing it's way and finding it back again, otheroney), nice power in the jam. They bring it back together with a nice conclusion, hard to believe I missed some great late 80's shows. I was probably out on the fishing boat.
Shakedown Street - Good bass start (common for Shakedown), Jerry's voice sounding a little rough - good clear instruments (even through my cheesy PC speaks). Switched to cheesy Radioshack headphones, better than PC speaks. Middle of song good and strong - nice "poke around" into great soloing and jamming.
Men Smart Women Smarter - good rendition - nothing struck me as outstanding
Terrapin - Starting over on this as I was interrupted. I will note here that this song is going well with work (easy to work to - maybe because it is such a pleasant listen). Was interrupted again but continued to listen - I definitely like this terrapin - Jerry still sounds a little rough vocally but overall does a great job singing - real nice version though there are probably more inspired versions out there.
Drums - Are you a twirler or a spinner?
Space - Are you a spinner or a twirler?
Goin down the Road Feelin' Bad - Is there a BAD version of this tune? Bouncy, good stron bass, clear jerry leads, rockin' - great version to dance to.
All Along the Watchtower - Don't recall hearing this tune live - pretty good transition from Goin down the Road. Bobby still breathless. Strong upbeat version (quick tempoed - Did GD always play it this way?).
Morning Dew - Change in tempo from fiesty watchtower to a slow and mello Mornin' Dew - another song I always liked. Jerry's voice sounding strong and singing with emotion. Now they are ripping it up with Jerry on his game for the last third to end Dew.
Good Lovin' - Rockin it - Bobby not so breathless on this one. Are you spinning? Or twirling? Uh oh I jinxed it - Bobby is out of breath again - haah. Strong bass and drums through the cheesy speakers.
La Bamaba - Never heard this one (live or otherwise) - fit's nicely with Good Love - Jerry's voice sounding rough. I know no Spanish so looked up the lyrics:
Back to Good Lovin for a rousing spinning twirling bouncing finale.
Encore: I'll bet not to many are heading for the exits on this show.
Knockin on Heaven's Door - As Cartman would say Sweeeeeeet!!!! Truely great encore - I don't think I ever heard GD do this live.
Now I'll give 9-17-70 a listen
This post was modified by jglynn1.2 on 2007-09-18 17:34:48
This post was modified by jglynn1.2 on 2007-09-18 17:55:20